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A transfer applicant has been enrolled in a regular session at a college or university after high school, excluding summer sessions. UC San Diego enrolls transfer students at the junior level. 32% of our undergraduate class are transfer students: free thinkers and creative nonconformists from all over the globe who converge on our campus to shatter the limitations of "ordinary."

Student profile

We're looking for your insatiable curiosity and drive to build a better world. Many of our transfer students come from community colleges across California. Others arrive from colleges and universities across the country and around the world, ready to join a student body that thrives on challenging assumptions and overturning the status quo.

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Application Information


As a transfer applicant, you must meet minimum coursework, major preparation and specific lower-division general education requirements.

Application Requirements


Learn about the important dates that you'll encounter throughout the transfer application process.

Application Timeline


Our goal is to identify and admit students who are fully prepared to excel in our challenging academic environment.

Application Review

Course Transferability Guide

Here you'll find information on UC San Diego's new and updated majors for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Students planning to transfer to UC San Diego, effective Fall 2018 or later, can use this information as a guide to planning coursework at their respective California Community College.

Course Transferability Guide

Transfer Major Preparation

Students planning to transfer must complete the minimum major preparation coursework to be considered for admission into the major. Applicants for this list of departments will be screened for the number of preparatory coursework completed, the grades earned in that coursework and the cumulative GPA.

Transfer Major Preparation

International Students

International applicants must meet the same transfer requirements for admission as any other transfer applicant in addition to the international requirements.

International Students


UniversityLink is a pathway to a premier four-year university by way of community college. To participate in UniversityLink, you must attend one of a small group of local partner community colleges.